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Reoperation for a patient with Starr-Edwards aortic valve malfunction due to pannus formation twenty-nine years after implantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16164256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a re-do case of severe aortic valve stenosis due to pannus formation 29 years after an aortic Starr-Edwards caged-ball valve implantation. A huge shelf of calcified and thick pannus tissue below the valve had reduced the already small orifice by at least a third in surface area. The explanted Starr-Edwards valve revealed no mechanical or structural failure. Early detection and treatment of pannus outgrowth is essential in order to prevent life-threatening prosthetic valve malfunctions.
Takahisa Okano; Matthew D Horton; Gary G Fermanis; David A Horton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1344-4964     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-16     Completed Date:  2005-10-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884261     Medline TA:  Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. George Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / etiology,  surgery*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Stenosis / surgery
Foreign-Body Reaction / etiology,  surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*

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